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Old March 10th, 2016, 08:01 AM   #1
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What happens after you discharge a weapon in public ???

New to CC, and curious if anyone knows what normally happens (with LEO interaction and courts) in the event you have to discharge your weapon in public.

I guess there are (2) scenarios here:

1) You actually shot and wound/kill your attacker
2) You miss and/or they run off.

Thanks in advance
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Old March 10th, 2016, 08:50 AM   #2
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I don't think anyone can really answer that question for you because there are just too many variables. All you can do is make sure it is a clean shoot before you pull the trigger and be aware of your target and whats behind it.
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Old March 10th, 2016, 09:30 AM   #3
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To discharge a firearm in public is a big deal one way or the other. Call the police immediately. Also, You can get in a lot of trouble without even discharging your firearm in Florida. In Florida it is specifically against the law to "brandish" a firearm or "use a firearm to gain leverage in a confrontation" I always thought this was strange. It seems like they want you to stay 100% concealed until the moment of life and death and then pull and shoot fast without giving the perp the chance to flee. Oh well.
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To discharge a firearm in public is a big deal one way or the other. Call the police immediately. Also, You can get in a lot of trouble without even discharging your firearm in Florida. In Florida it is specifically against the law to "brandish" a firearm or "use a firearm to gain leverage in a confrontation" I always thought this was strange. It seems like they want you to stay 100% concealed until the moment of life and death and then pull and shoot fast without giving the perp the chance to flee. Oh well.
Florida is an enigma. They make it easy to own and carry a gun. Then will lock you up faster then almost anywhere else if you do ANYTHING with the gun. In Florida your greatest personal risk is probably carrying a gun. Far greater then any personal protection it will ever offer you. One screw up and you could lose everything.

Look at the girl a few years ago who fired a warning shot in her apartment, she got sentenced to 20 years in prison due to the mandatory gun laws we have in Florida. That is a magic word "Mandatory". You misuse a gun and you are going away in Florida.

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Old March 10th, 2016, 09:59 AM   #5
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Florida ia a enigma. They make it easy to own and carry a gun. Then will lock you up faster then almost anywhere else if you do ANYTHING with the gun. In Florida your greatest personal risk is probably carrying a gun. Far greater then any personal protection it will ever offer you. One screw up and you could lose everything.

Look at the girl a few years ago who fired a warning shot in her apartment, she got sentenced to 20 years in prison due to the mandatory gun laws we have in Florida. That is a magic word "Mandatory". You misuse a gun and you are going away in Florida.
True. One thing going for Florida though is a very well written stand your ground law. Unless they changed it after Zimmerman I don't remember I moved to Montana by then. Montana's law is vague IMO and leaves too much discretion to prosecutors.

If a person is going to conceal carry in Florida they should read "Florida Firearms Law Use and Owner Ship" by Jon H Gutmacher. He spells it all out about how to not go to jail because of a technicality.
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True. One thing going for Florida though is a very well written stand your ground law. Unless they changed it after Zimmerman I don't remember I moved to Montana by then. Montana's law is vague IMO and leaves too much discretion to prosecutors.

If a person is going to conceal carry in Florida they should read "Florida Firearms Law Use and Owner Ship" by Jon H Gutmacher. He spells it all out about how to not go to jail because of a technicality.
Here is the problem with SYG and Zimmerman didn't use it by the way, he was acquitted by a jury. If you try to get out of the beef with SYG you are pretty much going all in, you better win. If a judge rejects it you will be going in front of a jury pretty much already considered guilty. Currently with SYG only maybe 1 in 10 ever try it and about 1 in 10 are successful.

That is like 1 in 100 are saved with SYG. Trying to use it is high risk and your lawyer will tell you that. If it actually applied (and it is usually pretty obvious such as an attempted robbery), you would have not been indicted in the first place. It is a catch-22 in the law. People like to make more of SYG then it actually is.
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